Crystal City Shops
220 20th St S, Arlington, VA 22202
It’s never too early to start looking for your lawnmower beers and other great summer quaffers! Summer is a thirsty season, one that is made for beer! Refreshing after a long hot day, these beers will only set you back a few bucks for a delicious way to cool down. From classic Americana to hip plow-to-pint brewing, the possibilities are endless! So, enjoy today’s great weather, stop by and get a little taste of summer from on our tasting bar! Chill. Sip. Chill. Repeat.
- Narragansett Del’s Shandy: A collaboration between two iconic Rhode Island brands, it the perfect thirst-quenching balance of Narragansett’s gold medal Lager with Del’s lemon concentrate. ‘Gansett’s Lager is the highest rated domestic Lager according to Beer Advocate, while Del’s Lemonade has been Rhode Island’s favorite summer treat for over six decades. It has a nice balance between the malty sweetness of the classic American lager and the citrus tartness of Del’s Frozen Lemonade. A great value that comes in both 12oz and 16oz cans. 4.7% ABV, 14 IBU
- Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse: Inspired by the southern staples of golf and sweet tea, T-Time is like drinking an alcoholic Arnold Palmer. Brewed with fresh Maya Tea and lemon peel, this thirst-quenching, tart wheat beer is a great easy-to-drink summertime refresher! Goes great with chevre or a Turkey Club Sandwich, this special release beer fits Terrapin’s recent trend of releasing lower ABV and kettle soured beers (of which there will be more coming soon from them). Whether you are hitting the links or just mowing your lawn, anytime is perfect for a T-Time. 4% ABV, 5 IBU
- Alhambra Reserva Cerveza Roja: Inspired by the traditional beers of Germany and Austria, this is a Spanish take on a Doppelbock. Like its central European counterparts, it is fairly strong (7.2% ABV) and pours a rich antique copper color. It has plenty of cereal and malt notes (even some caramel characteristics) with plenty of Spanish flair! While it is a little darker than your average summer beer, it is great paired with steaks and other grilled meats coming off the barbecue for those people that like a richer beer.
- Fullsteam Humidity Pale Ale: Fullsteam’s mission is to create distinctly Southern beer that celebrates the culinary and agricultural traditions of the South. One of the ways that they foster this mission in through the purchase of local ingredients (in both NC and VA). Humidity is a hazy pale ale brewed with a grain bill including NC-grown Triticale, a wheat/rye hybrid that is only beginning to be used for commercial purposes like brewing, plus Centennial, El Dorado, Azacca, and CTZ hops. This is a resinous, piney pale that finishes with hints of spice and biscuit, but has a pleasant, sticky citrus hop presence throughout. 6% ABV, 50 IBU